Russia & Eastern European Studies
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Russia & Eastern European Studies


This program provides a broad education focusing on the languages, cultures, literature and politics of this vast region.

It draws from a number of disciplines, including history, modern languages, political science and economics.

The office of international programs offers a summer mini-term in Russia with an emphasis on key sites in Moscow associated with the reign of Ivan the Terrible and his successors, and in St. Petersburg, where they analyze the clash and synthesis of European and Russian cultures. Journaling and a presentation on campus are key parts of the learning experience.

The Russia and Eastern European major leads to a degree of Bachelor of Arts and is designed primarily for those seeking careers in government service, journalism, law, or business.

Majors also teach, consult and work in marketing, advertising, aerospace and computer engineering.